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Germany vs Iceland Prediction & Match Preview



Germany vs Iceland Prediction & Match Preview



25 March 2021 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET World Cup Qual

Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena will host Thursday’s World Cup qualifier between Germany and Iceland. 

The Germans aim to make amends for an embarrassing 6-0 loss to Spain in the Nations League, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Iceland. 

Both Musiala and Wirtz have received their first Germany national team call-ups, but Joachim Low will once again rely on Toni Kroos, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, and Timo Werner speaking of the starting XI.

In-form Bayern Munchen attacker Thomas Muller has been omitted. The Icelanders, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to England, and given their five-match losing run, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the hosts. 

A man to watch in the away team will be experienced Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has 25 caps for the Iceland national team.

Germany vs Iceland: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Germany Iceland played so far 2 matches.
Germany won 1 direct matches. Iceland won 0 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 1.50 goals per Match.

Germany vs Iceland Prediction

Germany in actual season average scored 1.97 goals per match. In 16 (80.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 13 (65.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Iceland average scored 1.24 goals per match in season 2021. In 18 (81.82%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 14 (63.64%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Low is sweating over the fitness of Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich, who has been included in the squad but missed out the weekend's win over Stuttgart with a bout of illness, and he may not be deemed ready to start.

Should the 26-year-old not be risked here, Ilkay Gundogan, Leon Goretzka and the 101-cap Toni Kroos should start in the midfield, and while there is a space in the squad for 18-year-old Jamal Musiala, a man 13 years his senior in Thomas Muller has been overlooked.

With Niklas Sule and Robin Gosens ruled out through injury, Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Halstenberg could deputise, while the effervescent front three of Serge Gnabry, Timo Werner and Leroy Sane should all retain their places.

Meanwhile, Iceland playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child, so the Everton man will not be taking part in March's fixtures.

Vidarsson may struggle to work around his absence with another experienced midfielder in Emil Hallfredsson out through injury, and Alfred Finnbogason's calf problem will prevent him from building on the 15 goals he already boasts for his country.

Germany possible starting lineup:
Neuer; Klostermann, Ginter, Rudiger, Halstenberg; Kroos, Gundogan, Goretzka; Gnabry, Werner, Sane

Iceland possible starting lineup:
Halldorsson; Saevarsson, Ingason, Magnusson, Skulason; Gudmundsson, Gunarsson, Bjarnason, Traustason; Bodvarsson, Sigthorsson